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Tips For Camping In Maui

Maui has some of the most beautiful beach resorts, however, nothing beats going camping. It is incredibly romantic to camp out under the stars in Maui as you listen to the soft crashing of the waves along the shoreline. So, once you’re ready to go camping, we’ll now look at a couple of tips that you should keep in mind.

First of all, you will need to choose a camping ground. Some of the popular options include Haleakala Crater, Camp Olowalu, Kipahulu Campground, Wai‘anapanapa State Park, Polipoli Springs, etc. The Kipahulu campground in a particular is a great option if you love swimming since if you camp here, you can go swimming in the Pools of Ohe‘o whenever you want. In camp Olowalu, there are excellent facilities as well as cabins and various rentals that you can enjoy, especially if you like to stand up paddling. If you prefer a more mountainous campground, then the Polipoli Springs Recreation area is a good option and there are lots of trails for you to explore.

Once you’ve decided on a particular campground, you should then make sure that you have all the supplies that you’ll need. This includes a good quality tent that is waterproof and can withstand the elements. You should also have a comfortable and warm sleeping bag, food items, a cooking stove, utensils, enough drinks and water, chairs, lamps, etc. Be sure to always have enough heating and lighting elements so that you can keep warm. Even though you can easily walk with enough ready-made, canned or packaged food, you should also consider cooking some of your own food on a portable cooking stove for a more authentic camping experience.

Don’t forget to save a contact number of a towing service in case your car encounter a problem.

In closing, we have just looked at a few tips for camping in Maui. This is definitely a gorgeous place to camp and you should definitely do so once you have the opportunity.


Caring For Trees

Trees provide so many benefits to both animals and the environment. It is our responsibility to take care of them to ensure that these benefits are realized. With the many incidents of human interference on trees and forests, it still remains up to us to take care of trees. This includes planting them.

Trees need water. This especially applies to young and newly planted trees. It is important for them to be watered regularly. This provides moisture to the roots required for growth.

The soil around young trees needs to be moist. For trees that are less than 2 years old, moist soil enables their roots to be firmly established. However, too much moisture can lead to root rot.

Mulching helps to insulate the roots of a newly planted tree. This insulation is from extreme temperatures. It also helps in retaining moisture.

Dead branches need to be pruned off. This ensures that trees are healthy. This needs to be done throughout the year. These branches are often leafless. Their barks may also be falling off.

For trees that are less than 3 years, pruning need not be done in excess. Leaf space needs to be as much as possible for young trees. This enables such trees to get more nutrients. Strong roots are also able to develop.

When making cuts on trees, care needs to be exercised. This ensures that stubs are not left on trees. Stubs cause pest problems or the development of diseases. Cut lines need to be made in the right way to avoid this from happening. They should start from where branches begin and end at branch collars. Find tree care services to cut trees, prune, and mulch.

These tips can greatly help when it comes to taking care of trees. They ensure that trees are healthy. This prevents trees from getting infected with diseases. They are able to get the nutrients they deserve for proper growth.


4 Simple Ways To Organize Your Kitchen

A kitchen is deemed the heart of a home. It is the perfect spot to entertain and spend quality family time together. Unfortunately, due to their regular foot traffic from family members, kitchens are often easily disorganized or suffer from a lack of storage options. Instead of feeling that you need to upgrade your kitchen or make permanent changes, here are four ways to successfully organize your kitchen:

1. Buy A Kitchen Organization Rack

The beauty of a kitchen is that you need access to certain utensils and items such as a hand towel, paper towels, scissors or oven mitts. A kitchen organization rack is a great way to organize your essentials while displaying them in a prominent location for easy access.

Organizing kitchen is good but cleaning it, is more important. Especially cleaning a grease trap. It is best to let it to a pro. I always trust Dallas grease trap to clean it.

2. Install Shelving

Not everyone is blessed with the most up-to-date kitchen or the best cabinets. A great way to increase organization is by expanding the amount of space you have available. Add wall shelves to your kitchen wall and you will have easier access to the things you use most often i.e. spices, eating utensils or dinnerware.

3. Get Drawer Organizers

We’re all guilty of using our kitchen drawers as a catch-all, but you can curb this bad habit by using drawer organizers throughout your kitchen. This allows you to make the most of the space you have and really know where everything is.

4. Get Rid Of Clutter

You should only keep the things you will use in your kitchen. It may seem rather obvious, but everyone tends to accumulate stuff over time. Declutter your kitchen and sell or donate the items you haven’t used in a long time. You can hire a junk hauling company to remove your kitchen items.

It is important to clean and organize our kitchen especially maintaining it clean before and after we ate to prevent attacks from insects. Call a bed bug pest control to eliminate insects not just in your kitchen but also to your whole house.

Cleaning kitchens might be exhausting especially when the dirt is difficult to remove. You can call a kitchen equipment cleaning service to remove it totally and cleanly for you.

When you are experiencing a water damage in your kitchen, contact a water damage company near your area.

Organizing your kitchen is something you can easily do over the weekend. With a bit of patience and ingenuity, your kitchen can become harmonious once again without the unnecessary clutter.


5 Stylish Bedroom Color Ideas For 2019

The year 2019 is the year to get bold with your color choices for your bedroom. Blah neutrals are out and loud colors that grab attention are in! Of course, you also need to consider your own tastes when selecting the right color for your bedroom. Before you discount any of the options, here are five colors you should carefully consider:

1. Mustard Yellow

Some people tend to shy away from something as bold as a sunny mustard yellow, but it offers your bedroom an energetic jolt. In fact, paired with white molding, it is a classy yet youthful design. If you want to remodel your room, remodeling spring hill is professional and reliable in terms of renovations.

2. Refreshing Blue

A darker blue paired with green elements is a fantastic modern color for your bedroom. It is both refreshing and relaxing to wake up to every morning with botanical hints. You can also install an air conditioner to your room to refresh more. Find the best ac services around your area.

3. Earthy Green

A forest green may seem a tad too dark or earthy to some, but it can actually make your nook even more relaxing. This is especially true if you use this bold color as an accent wall. Plus, earthy green tones give your bedroom an opulent feel.

4. Gray

Though technically seen as a neutral, a gray-green color offers a masculine edge while also providing a tranquil luxurious feel to your bedroom. This color pairs well with darker or lighter accessories due to its mid-range hue. You can also use this color for your roofs and it is important to find a reliable roofing company that has quality coatings.

5. Muted Red Or Clay

A muted red color is the perfect answer to finding balance in your bedroom. If you’re tired of bold colors that hurt the eyes, the muted red is a relaxing yet deep color. It really lets your personality shine as well as your artsy side.

Finding the right bedroom color ideas is never easy. The Internet will push certain color trends and just like that, you’ll find your room feeling dated the next year. Make sure to clean your bedroom, especially your bed. If you saw a bed bug or insects in your bedroom don’t hesitate to call on bed bug removals to remove them. The above ideas are truly timeless and are guaranteed to feel fresh even two or three years from now!

Holiday Decor

Creating Vignettes 101 and my Fall Entry

Okay, full disclosure here about me giving you tips on how to create a Vignette.
I do not have a masters, PH.D or bachelors degree in Vignette Designs……. I am though, fully capable of creating beautiful spaces in my home that I love.

I don’t always ( well….. never) use the word Vignette in my vocabulary…. I tend to say grouping or display. Besides, it’s a word that most people in my small little country town just wouldn’t understand let alone be able to pronounce.
I don’t always follow formal design rules……I do what I love and what I feel connected to. Besides, rules were made to be broken…. just don’t tell my children.
Seeing the word Vignette makes me think of Beignets ( the pastry) …… don’t know why.

Now that it’s in the open, I wanted to share my Entry Way and the Fall Vignette or grouping or display ( depends on what you say), that I have created to welcome our guests at Top This Top That.

Since Vignettes are nothing more than pretty displays using objects that you love or that have meaning, I basically pulled most of what is on the console table from other rooms and sources in my home…… Something most of you are doing anyway. Right?
I also decided to re-stucco our home from a residential stucco service to make our home look new again and cover some cracks.
And you probably don’t need me to tell you that what you design on your table, shelf or any knook or cranny in your home, should add detail to your decor and be reflective of your personality…. because that’s how you decorate already. Right?
Or that what you decide to display, be a compliment to your room or environment….. you know that too. Right?
Well if you knew all that, you probably already know that height, texture and layering are good principles to keep in mind when you are assembling your Vignette, display or grouping. Right?


So tell me, Is there anything that you don’t know?  I didn’t think so.

Well, I am joining these other bloggers who are fabulous vignette creators. Perhaps they can teach you a thing or two about Creating Vignettes…….. since I couldn’t.

They can also teach you decoration ideas for your home. They suggest beautiful and high-quality products or items you can add to your home like they suggest a great roofing service because I want to replace my old roofs.

Holiday Decor

Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving Ideas Party

So tell me, have you ever …….
Forgotten the butter for the rolls, the cranberries or the gravy?
Couldn’t find enough flatware for the table, enough of your cream colored plates and don’t know what you did with your little turkey salt and pepper shakers?
Forget that the house is a mess, your guests are showing up in 10 mins, you soon discover that you have no whip cream for the pies and the Piggly Wiggly is not open!

Fear not. We gotcha covered.

Come back this Friday when a few of my blogging friends

Between Naps on the Porch
Adventures in Decorating
From My Front Porch to Yours
Our Southern Home
Stone Gable
and me

share some last minute tips on how to pull your Thanksgiving event together……….. with or without the whipped cream!

for gods grace and hand in my life….when I seem to need it the most.
For the Home

Can Organization Be Stylish….You Bet

So please tell me…

Can you pat your head and rub your belly at the same time?

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

Did “Gnarly” really mean very cool in the 1980s?

Do you count your chickens before they hatch?

Can you really have your cake and eat it too?

When saying good bye to others, do you find yourself saying, “Catch you on the flip side?”

The apple doesn’t fall too far off the tree, does it?

Are you one who uses “groovy” to describe something

so excellent?

Can you really gag someone with a spoon?

Do you think you can be organized and stylish at the same time?  Do you think that something that looks so good can take minutes to put together?

You bet… And my Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Wall Manager proves that it is possible.

I have tried for a while to find something that fit the “look” of my office aesthetically, at the same time being completely functional. I mean who doesn’t need a place to write notes, jot important events on a calendar, and store bills that need to get paid all while looking stylish?   Besides, being organized also helps me be productive. To achieve this stylish, organized and productive system, I started with an open frame that I painted to coordinate with the room.

Next, I cut a piece of foam board to fit inside the frame and covered it with fabric, using spray adhesive to secure to the foam board.

I placed my Martha Stewart Home Office Wall Manager – available in black and white, exclusively from Staples – on my board to determine the placement before securing it with the nails that were provided with the kit. There is also a built-in level to help keep things straight. This is perfect for people like me who tend to “eyeball” when hanging things on the wall. Is that you too?

As soon as the board went up, I immediately started to feel more organized because everything now has a place on the wall and is visible to me when sitting at my desk… and paying bills.

Oh and for the record… the grass is only greener on the other side if it gets more water and fertilizer. Our deck is built by Garland decks.

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